|Visual Culture Colloquium |
Established in fall of 2008, the Visual Culture Colloquium brings together under one rubric lectures given at the LDSOA which adopt a scholarly approach to the field of art history, broadly conceived. An integral part of the Colloquium are those lectures organized by graduate students in the history of art under the auspices of A.G.A.S., (Association of Graduate Art History Students), to which we now add lectures by our own graduate students and faculty.
2010-2011 Visual Culture Colloquium
Upcoming talks (dates to be announced)
Athens, GA (October 8, 2011) - The Georgia Sculptors' Society is hosting The Inaugural Pulaski Street Art Crawl on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Pulaski Street artists and businesses are opening their venues to the public to showcase Athens artists. The Pulaski Street Art Crawl will start at ARTini's Art Lounge, culminating at Pints and Paints featuring the Georgia Sculp...tors' Society's Juried Art Exhi...bition. The Pulaski Street Art Crawl is an opportunity for Athens artists, business owners, and patrons to come together and engage in cultural discourse while boosting Athen's respective businesses and art community. Food for the juried show will be provided by Last Resort Grill and The Grit! Admission is free and open to the public.
The Georgia Sculptors' Society's Juried Exhibition will be judged by local bronze and mixed media sculptor, Mary Engel, and local figure sculptor, Kinzey Branham. The public is encouraged to plan their walk down Pulaski Street to arrive at the Leathers Building by approximately 7:00 P.M. for the opening of the Georgia Sculptors' Society's Juried Exhibition. Pints and Paints is located in the Leathers Building (suite 600). Maps of all participating venues will be available at ARTini's Art Lounge located at Broad and Pulaski.
Tuesday, October 18, 3pm - 7pm
Oconee County Civic Center
"Caregiver – Aging – Resources – Expo
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It's run by a UGA grad (B.S. in Geography) and former intern with the National Weather Service at Peachtree City, GA.Very interesting & informative. You can also get weather updates via Twitter, too.
Lecture: October 3rd, 2011, 5:00 PM
ON RIVALRY AND RETRIBUTION: SACRIFICE AND RITUAL IN THE ART OF PAUL PFEIFFER
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Morning after the Deluge, Fragment of a Crucifixion: if Paul Pfeiffer’s titles are any indication, his is an art deeply engaged with Judeo-Christian narratives. But to what end, these thematics and the analogies they engender? Indeed, what do game shows and athletes have to with crucifixions and apocalypses? And what might it mean to align contemporary culture with these biblical narratives and themes?
Drawing on the work of literary critic René Girard, this paper considers the work of Paul Pfeiffer with an eye to these questions, arguing that Pfeiffer establishes compelling parallels between various biblical narratives and aspects of contemporary-culture as defined (and dominated) by technology’s omniscient and all-seeing eyes. Fleshing out the comparison Pfeiffer seems to make between the vengeful eye of an all-seeing, Old Testament God and our own culture’s relentless surveillance by mass and new media, I suggest that Pfeiffer also aligns various biblical sacrifices – namely, the Old Testament sacrifice of the word by flood, and subsequently, in the New Testament, the sacrifice of Jesus by God – with the contemporary sacrifice of the world (or more accurately, reality) by new technologies that have radically restructured our relation to both time and space. Arguing that Pfeiffer thus sets the stage for a new interpretation of new media, I suggest that he treats new media as an enactment of dynamics at the very heart of the Judeo- Christian tradition, perhaps for the purpose of decatheting the primal trauma described therein.